As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria,...
Alibaba's Founder; Jack Ma on Monday urged Facebook to resolve its data privacy problems, a day before the social media giant's Founder and CEO; Mark Zuckerberg, was due to appear at US congressional hearings. Ma, speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia in China's southern Hainan province, was asked about privacy issues that...
Social media giant Facebook took out full-page ads in US and UK newspapers in recent days for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to issue an apology to its users following the company's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook was also forced to issue a statement defending its data-collection practices, following reports...
One of WhatsApp's 'greatest' feature; the revoke or recall feature might soon get an update. The feature having been rolled out to its users last year, allows them to delete mistakenly sent messages within 7 minutes. However, in the most recent WhatsApp beta for Android, the feature now gives users up...
Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. introduced a lite data consuming application for Facebook dubbed; Facebook Lite - in more than 100 countries to provide an easier way for people in areas with low connectivity to connect. In many areas around the world, networks can be slow and...
Celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) under the connected theme of “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”, Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa with over 20 non-governmental organisations and government agencies - with the aim of raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore...
Facebook has filed a patent application for a technology that will automatically detect the users' socio-economic status and segregate them into one of three classes -- working class, middle class or upper class. According to the patent, the social media giant wants to build a system that collects users' personal data,...
Facebook-owned messaging firm; WhatsApp launched their standalone mobile app for businesses; dubbed WhatsApp Business. The standalone app aims at helping SMEs effectively communicate with their clients and customers. WhatsApp announced the plans to kick off its WhatsApp for Business initiative back in September last year and launched a pilot by partnering with...
Instagram has confirmed to be testing a new feature with users in Brazil that allows them to share their Instagram Stories on WhatsApp with just a couple taps. TechCrunch confirmed that Facebook is looking to bring the new feature that patches photos and videos into a slideshow to WhatsApp. According to screenshots that were...
Facebook has announced that it is rolling out a new feature which leverages its facial recognition technology to tell you when it thinks you’ve appeared in a photo but haven’t been tagged. The company says that this will give users more control over how their images are being used on...